Sandoval Lake, Puerto Maldonado

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Trek around Sandoval Lake, surrounded by thick rainforest and offering access to one of the most popular hiking routes in the area. Take the trail from the dock and keep your eyes peeled for caimans, a huge variety of birds, monkeys, turtles, and the endangered river otter. You can also take a boat out onto the lake to see the forest attractively curled around the large expanse of water, with tree reflections in the mirror-like surface making for excellent photographs. Using our international travel planner, Puerto Maldonado attractions like Sandoval Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Inside National Park Tambopata. You have to walk a nice 3km while spotting wild animals with your guide to get to the lake. The lake itself is quite large and comfortably calm. Along the shore many an...  more »
  • Must do if you are in the area! We saw parrots, tons of monkeys, otters, turtles and a giant allegation! It's stunningly beautiful!  more »
  • The Sandoval Lake is a not to be missed visit in Puerto Maldonado, the great variety of birds and the landscape is amazing, it is possible to see otters in the wild as well as lizards and bat. A unique experience.
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Puerto Maldonado offers an ever-growing number of options for active jungle explorers and those with a hankering for something a little more exclusive. Budget-conscious adventurers can find a suitable place to rest at one of the simpler hotels or hostels in the downtown area. Eco-lodges represent perhaps the trendiest choice in the jungle--these are designed to bring the wilderness indoors, and make as small a mark on the landscape as possible. Resort-style hotels, with loads of facilities and services, generally remains clustered close to the rivers.
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